Born in a family rich in musical tradition, Ravindra's musical instincts asserted early. His father Late Pt. Prabhakar Chari, a noted tabla player from Goa initiated his musical training in Harmonium, Tabla and Sitar.
He continued to nurture his child's potential and zeal for sitar placing him under the tutelage of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan.
He learnt Harmonium from Pt. Tulshidas Borkar.
Later Ravi moved to Mumbai where he studied under great sitar maestros like Pt. Pushparaj Koshti, Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan and Ustad Shahid Parvez,which continues till today